St. Mary’s is the parish church of Peldon, a village south of Colchester, Essex.

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The Friends of St. Mary’s (Registered Charity 1114809) fundraises for repairs, restoration work and improvements to this Grade 1 listed building, for it to continue as a place of worship and a community venue for use by all.

Since 2006 the Friends has raised over £50,000 for such work, but more fundraising is needed to help get this building into good order for the next generation. We intend to do just that, and enjoy ourselves along the way!

Find out what we’ve achieved and How you can support us.

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Webmaster’s report for the 2018 AGM

Background The Friends’ website is:   . It has been running since 2011 and has had one facelift in that time. The title ‘Webmaster’ means the person who maintains and uploads the content of a website. Who’s Who I upload relevant news about the Friends and its activities, such as notices of events, reports of […]

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Notes from the Friends AGM, 2018

The AGM was held on 31st October 2017. After the preliminaries the Treasurer introduced the Financial Report for the financial year 1st September 2017 to 31st August 2018. To the nearest pound, the starting balance was £14,684, net profit from events was £5,170, income from subscriptions,sponsorship and donations was £680, and misc. income items and […]

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Carols round the village 2018

In 2017 we did not have carols round the village because only 6 people turned-up. This was the first time we have cancelled (other than once for bad weather) in 30 years. This year’s date is provisionally set for 18th December; if you would like to take part in reviving this tradition, can you let […]

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Friends AGM for 2018 – Notice of meeting

To the members of the Friends, This year’s Annual General Meeting will be on: 31 October 2018 (Halloween night) at St Mary’s Church, Peldon starting at 7.30pm. ……………………………………………….. St Mary’s is Peldon’s only Grade One listed building. The Friends of St Mary’s was formed 10 years ago to preserve and improve the fabric. The Friends run concerts, […]

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Peldon Village Fete, June 9th 2018 – Report by Bill Tamblyn

The weather was kind. The village rallied (as it always does) with well over 30 volunteers: to staff the stalls, haul up tents, take money, collect the rubbish… you name it and they do it. And our takings were well up on last year. So much for the hard facts on the Fete. I am […]

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Church Tower Open

Do come along on Saturday July 21st or Sunday 26th August, 1.30 to 4.30pm. Fantastic views from the top of the tower, and afternoon teas!  

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Next event – Peldon Highland Fling

Our first big event of the year! £12 per adult  and £8 for under 12’s. Please book early with your choice of food from Haggis, chicken or veggie. Tickets from: Sally Abbott 01206 735931, email: (Please click on poster image for full details)  

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Can you offer to help at an event?

There is a calendar of events for 2018 and and we have a very small committee. Please contact Chairman Bill Tamblyn if you could help, or if you’d like to chat about the possibility of doing so. Tel.  01206 735770 email:  

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